Such a world encompassing work has called on some of the top writers; specialist in their fields. So you have Wink Lorch contributing notes on the Savoie and Jura, Peter Liam compiled the champagne notes, Jamie Goode wrote stuff on Portugal and Sarah Jane Evans put forward the Spanish chapter. I contributed a few bits on Alsace and Austria; which was nice.
While 1000 Great Wines sits easily as a standalone it was designed as a companion follow up to the larger, mammoth even, Wine Opus.
Everything you need to know about how to enjoy wine without hurting your pocket can be found in 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune. Go on a wine-tasting journey across the globe with an extensive team of wine writers, all experts in their own regions. They’ll introduce you to 1000 great-value wines from the world’s best wineries but focussing on the more affordable end of their wine lists.
Expand your knowledge with features on the most popular grape varieties and tips on how to get the most out of your bottle from food and wine matches and correct serving temperatures to the right glassware to use. Practical advice will also help you host your own wine-tasting event and navigate restaurant wine lists with confidence.
1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune is perfect for any budding wine enthusiast who enjoys wine but cares about getting great value for money.
Rather than ‘just’ a list of wines there are plenty of side notes covering such topics as how to navigate a restaurant wine list, Sauvignon Blanc and the differences found in the wines from different regions, how the use of oak influences the flavour in a wine and the differences between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris. Food and Wine suggestions litter the book too. Contact details, websites and visitor facilities are also listed where appropriate.
The wines selected were supposed to be available for under £15. I have to admit that a few of mine came in above this (I had to squeeze some of my favourites in!) and I expect the likes of champagne also broached this limit.
Aimed I think at the beginner to intermediate wine lover there is plenty of interest and makes a fine companion to the more in-depth Wine Opus (which is also recommended).